The Grateful Dead Live at Ventura County Fairgrounds on 1984-07-22
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|Dancin' In The Street ->|
|My Brother Esau|
|Ramble On Rose|
|Hell In A Bucket ->|
|Keep Your Day Job|
|Samson And Delilah|
|Ship Of Fools|
|I Just Want To Make Love To You ->|
|Man Smart (Woman Smarter)|
|Terrapin Station ->|
|Morning Dew ->|
|Throwing Stones ->|
|Not Fade Away|
|In The Midnight Hour ->|
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- 2005-09-20 12:15:00
- Ventura, CA
- Transferred by
- Charlie Miller
I seem to remember a nearly-perfectly timed arrival of a southbound train across the tracks behind the stage, just during the "Whistle is screaming..." part of Terrapin Station. Any corroborating reports?
Had a fine day - so turned on!
Subject: Tear this old building Down
Subject: Crystal clear soundboards
P.S. to those lobbying for a Dicks Pick, I see your point - but he would need to somehow fix up Jerry’s lyric flubs in Terrapin
Subject: I just want to make love to you!!!
Subject: Indian Drumming from the Sampson ON!
Subject: I became a Deadhead at this show
On the Saturday of Ventura (day before) they were pretty hot as well. And then something happened during the Sunday show. Terrapin started, the drums, the space that raised the Indian spirits in the Ventura hills......and by Phil's thundering opening Bass note of the Dew....well things were never the same. I was in the Dead Zone and they were taking me away with them.
I remember being in some diner after the show somewhere LA way - with 2 friends.. and I just could not fathom what had happened. It was fantastic! What a show!
And the wonderful thing is that it still happens - they just keep getting me to go with them - following notes,strung together for wonderful moments followed by yet more wonderful moments - always full of surprises and twists that appear out of nowhere and are then gone again sometimes to never reappear.
Yes - this is where I got it! I am a Deadhead - starting on that incredible Sunday afternoon -
and what a long strange trip it has been! Wonderful!
Subject: The sound!!! Perfect.
Subject: i THINK i was there
Subject: My first show
Subject: Best Loser ever
Subject: Fun Show
Highlights: Dancing In The Street
Subject: bread crumb
To truly understand Dancing in the Streets in context, you have to watch the video that accompanied the Mick Jagger/David Bowie cover that played on MTV around this time. Compared to the bite the song had in the sixties, it's hard for this song to avoid sounding just a little silly - and Jagger/Bowie took silly to a whole new level. Donna added something very pleasant to the mid '70s versions that kept them from cliche, but in my opinion all of the post '78 versions are unsatisfying.
Similarly, and easier to point at the reason, are the resurrected Pig covers like Midnight Hour. Bobby and Donna changed Good Lovin' completely and made it their own, but Bobby is no Pig (and never pretended otherwise) and the grittier standards suffer by comparison.
Subject: best ventura
And shockman, the Olympics started a week after not before these shows.
And majordumbo, Jerry mumbling himself through Terrapin? R U serious?
Stick to Celine Dion.
Subject: The mighty Ventura shows roll on....
I recall on tour in the 1980s the word was that the band LIKED Ventura, and were known to tear the roof off there on a regular basis.
Subject: keeping this post alive
85 and 87 great as well .... I really feel the band no matter how disjointed they got around this time somehow made it happen in ventura , I live here and travelled up and down the coast to see the dead , these were special shows
Subject: Loser fan huh?
Subject: Great show
Subject: remember the chords?
M-F chills, man
Subject: The Thunder Lizard
Subject: The very best of Ventura besides '82
The rest is pretty good too!
Subject: Might be the best sounding stream on this site
Subject: great show - awesome soud quality
Subject: Tops of '84
thank you Charlie Miller for the countless hours of enjoyment i've experienced... you're like the fifth Beatle.
Subject: No Chula Vista show, here or on Deadlists!
Subject: end of the line
Subject: Dead by the sea
Clear, clean, with heart stopping power. Legendary in the Deadhead rumor mill. True shame I can't download this show. But I do have a
I remember that, sometime during drumd>space, a thick blanket of grey clouds came in from the ocean, covering the entire arena. But the Dead' dynamic music poked a tiny hole in the marine layer. Then,like the iris in a camera's lens, the hole became a spot light of sun shine (just on the stage), and spiraling slowly the opening continued to swirl and increase in size to allow the blue sky to come back, and the sun began to shine on the entire audience. WOW!! Mythical, magical, majestical: some of the best moments with the Grateful Dead could never be recorded on tape.
Love to all...I miss you.
shockman / email@example.com
Subject: A jam to dance my blues away
Subject: Summer '84!!
For those that weren't at these shows, both days were killer California summer days that will forever remain etched into my synapes! Given the excitement from the previous three Greek shows, the energy and anticipation was high for some killer end of the summer shows. From the opening notes of Dancin In The Streets, to the final notes of Brokedown Palace, this show just stands out as an excellent example of everthing almost just exactly perfect. Play this for your friends and family if they don't believe the GD play anything other than the same song over and over again.
Subject: Dew>Throwing Stones>NFA
Subject: A classic 1984 show
Subject: Electric Moments
Subject: In the top 5 for the year